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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BA 354 - Global Supply Chain Management

Credits: 3

This course will show applications of inventory theory to global supply chain management. In addition, the course will discuss several related issues in supply chain management, including distribution, coordination, global sourcing and mass customization. The course will take an analytical and detailed approach in model development. The presentation is designed to refine intuitions developed from models and case studies to build managerial insights.
Global Supply Chain Management involves the flows of materials and information among all of the firms in different locations that contribute value to a product, from the source of raw materials to end customers. The course will integrate issues from logistics, marketing (channels of distribution), and operations management to develop a broad understanding of a global supply chain by considering factors including geographic distribution of resources and demand, exchange rate risk, availability, and reliability of suppliers in different regions, and consumer characteristics in different markets. By taking a strategic perspective, the course will focus on relatively long-term decisions involving the configuration of processes, product designs, investment in productive resources, and development of partnerships with suppliers and channels of distribution. The presentation is designed to refine the intuition developed from models to develop managerial insights.